Leopard geckos are small ground dwelling lizards that live in the highlands of Asia. They eat insects and are commonly found hiding under rocks. Geckos are well known for their ability to climb up walls, Leopard geckos are the exception as they cannot climb up smooth surfaces. They are usually nocturnal, and will hide under rocks during the day before hunting for insects at night.
Geckos are ectotherms (cold blooded), meaning their body temperature is dependent on the temperature of their environment. In the summer they can heat up during the day, however, in winter it becomes very cold in the highlands of Asia so these geckos hide under ground and go into a state of semi- hibernation.
The leopard Gecko has an amazing defense mechanism to get away from predators. They can detach their tail! If their tail is grabbed by a predator or another gecko, they can leave it behind and make a quick tail-less getaway. This is very stressful and dangerous for the gecko so they will only do it if their life is threatened.